PSYC 1010 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Critical Inquiry, Scale-Invariant Feature Transform, Psychological Science

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Some people think psychology addresses in jargon what people already know. Others place their faith in human intuition an effortless immediate automatic feeling or thought as contrasted with explicit conscious reasoning. Our memory, thinking and attitudes act on two levels unconscious and conscious: larger part operating automatically off-screen. Three phenomena hindsight bias, overconfidence, and our tendency to. Perceive patterns in random events illustrate why we cannot rely solely on intuition and common sense: scientific inquiry can help us sift reality from illusion. Hindsight bias: the tendency to believe, after learning an outcome that you would have foreseen it. Two groups gave them diff scenarios: group 1: tell them that separation weakens romantic relationships. Ask them to imagine why this would be true. Will view this true finding as unsurprising: group 2: tell them separation strengthens romantic relationships. People given this untrue result can also imagine it and see it unsurprising.

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